This is Bruce.
Height: approx. 100cm
Go get him.
Euphorbia trigona loves the sunlight.
Pamper it in spring and summer with a special cactus fertilizer.
This plant grows well at temperatures between 18 and 25 °C.
In winter, during the resting period, temperatures can be slightly lower, between 12 and 15°C.
Symbolism, colours & shapes
According to Feng Shui, the Euphorbia trigona fends off negative energy from the outside.
If you think about adopting a Euphorbia trigona, you will soon love the spiny fellow. Not only because he is easy to care for. Rather, its cactus-like appearance gives your home a little Western feeling.
But his appearance is deceptive. Because the Euphorbia trigona is not related to the cacti. It belongs to the large genus of succulent spurge plants, which are also adapted to surviving long dry periods. This has the advantage that you only have to water the plant once a month.
In addition to the reddish-brown thorns, the Euphorbia trigona also has small, oval leaves. These, just like the thorns, sit on the longitudinal edges of the trunks. When handling euphorbias, make sure that the latex does not come into contact with the skin, as it can cause severe irritation. The plant is not intended for consumption and is not suitable for children.
The Euphorbia trigona probably originates from the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, where dry and less dry seasons alternate Today it is a widespread and popular houseplant. The reason for this, apart from its attractiveness, is its ability to survive for a long time even under bad conditions.
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